Prithviraj sukumaran acknowledges his past mistakes in role selection and says NEVER AGAIN to movies that promote crimes against women
Reported By Neenu25 Feb 2017
Misogyny has always been celebrated in Indian cinema, irrespective of the language. And no star, how big or small has till now gone to the length of saying no to such scenes. Simply because a large mass is still there who loves, whistles and idolizes such characters. But now, young superstar prithviraj has taken a bold step, that many were asking the actors to take. In his latest Fb post (see below), Prithvi states that he will, no more, allow disrespect towards women be celebrated in his movies. He also admitted that earlier he had done such characters and he apologizes for that. In this post, he also writes that he has become a 'fan for life' of the young actress who was attacked, for her decision to not that incident define her and agreeing to come back and act in Adam, which goes on floors today.
Some of the most poignant moments in my life have been punctuated with moments of incredible courage. Courage from what I have now fully realised are God's most benevolent yet intricate creations. WOMEN!
From a mother picking up pieces of a suddenly derailed life, to bring up two young boys to be the men they are today..to a wife who at the fag end of a 40 hour labour, just as she was being cut open without an anaesthetic, holding my hand and telling me "It's alright Prithvi"..I have repeatedly been dumbfounded in realising how much of a lesser being I am in the company of the women in my life.
And today..as my dear friend walks in to the sets to kick start the shooting of her new film "ADAM", I once again bear witness to an extraordinary moment of courage from an extraordinary woman in my life! Today..she makes a statement..a statement that will echo through time, space and gender..that no one or no incident has control over your life but YOU! A statement that will now be part of counselling sessions and pep talks around the world. A statement that you my friend..are making in a million unheard voices!
And to those voices I apologise..for at an age and time when I wasn't wise enough..I have been part of films that celebrated misogyny..I have mouthed lines that vilified regard for your self respect and I have taken a bow to the claps that ensued. NEVER AGAIN..never again will I let disrespect for women be celebrated in my movies! Yes..I'm an actor and this is my craft! I will whole heartedly trudge the grey and black with characters that possess unhinged moral compasses...but I will never let these men be glorified or their actions justified on screen.
Once again..ladies and gentlemen..stand up and applaud for her! Behind the gutsy spunk, there is a vulnerable celebrity who knew well enough what this decision of hers would mean to a life under constant scrutiny. But she also knew..that she had to see it through...for that would set an example..light a torch that will show a path for many to follow!Today she makes a statement..
A statement of extraordinary courage!
Fanboy for life...dear friend..fanboy for life!